Small Groups for ages 3 years - 5th/6th grade meet on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 (first Sunday after Labor Day through mid to late June).
**ALL SMALL GROUPS AT COUNTRYSIDE ARE TAKING A 2 WEEK BREAK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESTARTING IN FEBRUARY!
Children 3 years through 5th grade are invited to join Sunday Small Groups from 9:30-10:30.
Plan to check your student in at our check-in area outside the education wing upon arrival at Countryside. Please note, this is new technology and we are still getting everything installed, so at times we may need to revert to paper check in. Once ready, there will also be an app to check in your child while driving to church. We will post details and a video when it is ready for use!
Once checked in, preschool/kindergarten students head to Room 107 in the education wing where their classroom leaders will guide them in a Bible story, age-appropriate activities and/or crafts, and free play time. For the winter/spring semester of 2022, this group may combine with our childcare group and meet in Room 116. Notes will be posted near the entrance to the Education Wing or on the door to Room 107 if the class has moved for that week. Parents/guardians should plan to drop off and pick up children from these rooms.
Once checked in, elementary students head to the sanctuary to participate in opening worship.. Students may sit with their parents or sit in the front pews with Countryside Kids Crew. Experiencing worship is important for this age group and there is developing research that indicates children are more likely to stay with their faith when they are older if they observe and participate in worship with a parent/guardian. After the children's message, all students will leave and head to their Sunday Small Groups. To start 2022, all small groups will meet in the big gathering room of the education wing (Room 210). During small group time, students will follow a monthly theme where we engage in a Bible story through a variety of activities and crafts. Parents and guardians should plan to pick students up from these rooms at 10:30
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT KINDERGARTEN AND SIXTH GRADE:
Families of kindergarten students may choose between our early childhood small group or our early elementary small group. The preschool room includes developmentally appropriate lessons and free play time - perfect for students with lots of energy and creativity. The 1st-3rd grade room will be more structured, with fun games and crafts to reinforce the Bible story.
We are currently in the process of transition 6th grade to our youth program. We encourage 6th grade students to join in and get to know other students their age in youth group, but always welcome those who feel more comfortable spending an additional year in the elementary programming.
If you have not completed a registration form for this year, please complete one prior to attending your first Wednesdays for Kids or Sunday Small Group.
Register for Countryside Kids HERE